Spanish Lavender in Texas

This is an essential “tuck in” plant in the Texas garden.  Why?  Heat hardy, perennial, easy to grow, spreads, charming.
Judge for yourself.  Here is a stand of thriving Spanish Lavender in its second year (photographed before the canna lilies).  Here is an excellent website on the lavenders – but The Spanish Lavender is what you will need for Texas!.

The bee's population has "plummeted by 87 percent" after a dramatic decline starting in the late 1990s, the FWS said in a statement announcing that the bee would now be protected under the Endangered Species Act.

Spanish Lavender good for bees … “The bee’s population has “plummeted by 87 percent” after a dramatic decline starting in the late 1990s, the FWS said in a statement announcing that the bee would now be protected under the Endangered Species Act.” NBC News

Lee-Ann-Torrans-Texas-Spanish-Lavender

Spanish Lavender Texas Perennial great for bees.

Spanish Lavender Texas Perennial great for bees.

The bee’s population has “plummeted by 87 percent” after a dramatic decline starting in the late 1990s, the FWS said in a statement announcing that the bee would now be protected under the Endangered Species Act.  NBC News
 http://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/bumble-bee-species-declared-endangered-u-s-first-time-n706321